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Leslie Crowther (6 February 1933, Nottingham29 September 1996, Bath) was an English comedian. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wogan was a chat show on British television, hosted by Terry Wogan. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Bath is a city in South West England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


Crowther was born in Nottingham but moved to London in 1945 with his parents, just after the war ended. His father, also called Leslie, was an alcoholic, but was also an actor. Crowther had stage experience from the mid-1940s. Crowther attended Thames Valley Grammar School and married Jean Stone on 27 March 1954. They had five children. One of his daughters, Liz Crowther, is an actor. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liz Crowther (born 9 December 1954 in London, England) is an actress. ...


Crowther made a name for himself in television in the 1950s, with appearances as presenter of such programmes as The Black and White Minstrel Show, and later the long-running children's institution Crackerjack (with Peter Glaze) for the BBC, from 1960 to 1968. The Black and White Minstrel Show was a British television series that ran from 1958 until 1978. ... Crackerjack winners receive prizes, late 1950s Crackerjack was a British childrens comedy/variety BBC television series. ... Peter Glaze (17 September 1924 – 20 February 1983) was a 20th Century British comedian. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion (US$7. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ...


From the 1970s, he also achieved fame as the face of Stork SB Margarine for which he appeared in a number of memorable television commercials. In 1971 he made The Leslie Crowther Show, a sketch show, with three older comics, Arthur English, Chic Murray and Albert Modley ("Eee it's grand to be daft!") as the internal "rep" company. In 1972 and 1973 he appeared in a TV sitcom called My Good Woman with Richard Wilson, Sylvia Syms and Keith Barron. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Arthur English (May 9, 1919 – April 16, 1995) was a British comedian from the music hall tradition. ... Chic Murray (1919 - 1985), was born Charles Thomas McKinnon Murray in Greenock, Scotland, was a Scottish comedian. ... Albert Modley (born March 3, 1901, in Liverpool, died February 23, 1979, in Morecambe) was a variety entertainer and comedian. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Richard Wilson OBE (born July 9, 1936) is a Scottish actor and theatre director, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBC situation comedy One Foot in the Grave. ... Sylvia Syms (born January 6, 1934 in London) is an English actress, educated at RADA, on whose council she has served. ... Keith Barron (born August 8, 1936) is a British actor, well-known from several roles on British television from the 1960s to the present day. ...


Crowther was also an alcoholic, battling the problem throughout the 1960s, '70s and '80s. On 14 November 1983 he was arrested for drunk-driving. Two weeks later he was banned from driving for nine months as well as fined. This didn't do anything to make Crowther gave up Alcohol and wasn't widely publicised at the time, but in October 1988 he turned up at a gala in Glastonbury drunk. This was the catalyst, when Crowther realised he had a serious problem and needed help. His battle against alcohol was much publicised in the press. From January to 17 March 1989 Crowther went into Clouds House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Salisbury. He never drank alcohol again for the rest of his life after that. King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry spot on the Somerset Levels, 50km (31 miles) south of Bristol. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clouds House is a Grade II listed building located near the village of East Knoyle in rural Wiltshire. ... Salisbury (IPA: , or — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ...


Leslie Crowther is also well remembered as host of the first British version of the popular game show The Price Is Right, from 1984 to 1988, during which time his come on down catchphrase entered television folklore. Crowther said in his autobiography that when the "Price is Right" was axed in the Spring of 1988, they never bothered to contact him directly to inform him of the decision. The Price Is Right The Price Is Right in the UK has been hosted by Leslie Crowther, Bob Warman, Bruce Forsyth and Joe Pasquale. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was also the father-in-law of Thin Lizzy vocalist Phil Lynott. From 21 July 1990 he was host of the TV show Stars in Their Eyes, hosting the first three series. He was a popular president of the Lord's Taverners from January 1991 to December 1992. He was a huge cricket fan and had a flat near Lord's Cricket Ground for many years. Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Stars in Their Eyes is a British television talent show in which contestants impersonate showbiz stars. ... The Lords Taverners is an English charity dedicated to the promotion of cricket among young people. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... The Pavilion The Grand Stand Match in progress The Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground This memorial stone to Lord Harris is in the Harris Garden at Lords Lords Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in St Johns Wood in London, at grid reference TQ268827. ...


Crowther was almost killed in a car crash on the afternoon of Saturday 3 October 1992 on the M5 near Cheltenham, sustaining serious head injuries which effectively ended his TV and stage career. He previously had been very busy with Lord's Taverners business, and on Friday 2 October had been to a dinner in Swansea. He then opened a few Allied Carpets stores in Birmingham on the Saturday morning. It was speculated that he fell asleep at the wheel and his car smashed into the central reservation and overturned several times. The cause wasn't alcohol. Crowther hadn't been drinking when the crash occurred. The weather at the time was very wet and windy. The precise cause of the accident is unlikely to be ever known. Also, as a matter of trivia, his mother-in-law had died just three days before the accident. October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The M5 near J28, Devon This article concerns the M5 motorway in England. ... For the parliamentary constituency, see Cheltenham (UK Parliament constituency). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... unga bunga This article is about the English city. ... The second proper album of Beth Orton, Central Reservation helped Orton build on the success of her debut Trailer Park. ...


Crowther was able to tell the Police his personal details including his home telephone number and what Warfarin tablets he was taking for his heart (He had been diagnosed with heart trouble three years before - in his autobiography he claimed the stress of the media harrassment over his alcoholism in late 1988 could have brought it on). He didn't appear to be severely injured, apart from being shaken up and sustaining a cracked bone in his neck. However, after being taken to Cheltenham general hospital, his condition deteriorated and he lapsed into unconsciousness. A brain scan revealed a blood clot had formed on the left-hand side of his brain. Crowther was taken to Frenchay Hospital for brain surgery so it could be removed that evening. He almost died during the operation, which took four hours. On the Monday afternoon a further scan revealed another blood clot had formed on the same side of his brain. He underwent a second brain operation that lasted two hours and a Tracheotomy to help him breathe. Crowther remained in a coma for 17 days after the accident and was a patient in Frenchay Hospital until February 1993. He came home for the first time on 20 December 1992. Afterwards, Crowther underwent months of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. By the Spring of 1993, Crowther had managed to both walk and talk again. Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, and Waran) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. ... A human neck. ... Neuroimaging includes the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function, or pharmacology of the brain. ... A thrombus is the final product of blood coagulation, through the aggregation of platelets and the activation of the humoral coagulation system. ... In animals the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the control center of the central nervous system, responsible for thought. ... Frenchay Hospital is a large hospital situated in Frenchay, South Gloucestershire, on the (NE) outskirts of Bristol. ... Neurosurgery is the surgical discipline focused on treating the central and peripheral nervous system. ... Completed tracheostomy: 1 - Vocal cords 2 - Thyroid cartilage 3 - Cricoid cartilage 4 - Tracheal cartilages 5 - Balloon cuff A tracheotomy or tracheostomy is a surgical procedure performed on the neck to open a direct airway through an incision in the trachea (the windpipe). ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Occupational therapy refers to the use of meaningful occupations to assist people who have difficulty in achieving occupationally balanced lives. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ...


Crowther was awarded the CBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours list in recognition of his years of charity work and went to Buckingham Palace to collect it in July 1993. He published his autobiography, The Bonus of Laughter in October 1994 and retired from showbusiness on 4 November 1994, recognising that "I wouldn't be able to do the things I've done again the way I would want to do it, and the way my fans expect". Five days after he retired, he appeared as the subject on This Is Your Life for the second time, having first appeared on 28 March 1973. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by Ralph Edwards, which originally aired in the United States from 1952 to 1961, and again from 1972 on NBC. It originated as a radio show airing from 1948 to 1952 on NBC Radio. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


He was a supporter of West Bromwich Albion F.C., and was particularly friendly with officials and players of the club during the Ron Atkinson era (late 1970s to early '80s). West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club that play in the Football League Championship. ... Ronald Frederick Big Ron Atkinson (born 18 March 1939 in Liverpool, England) is a British former football player and manager. ...


Leslie Crowther died from heart failure on 29 September 1996 in the Royal United Hospital in Bath, at the age of 63, with his wife Jean and family at his side. September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Royal United Hospital is located in the Weston suburb of Bath, about 1½ miles from Bath city centre. ... Bath is a city in South West England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...


The 30 September 1996 episode of Bruce's Price is Right, the Bruce Forsyth remake of Crowther's The Price Is Right was dedicated to Crowther at the request of Forsyth himself, according to the ITV continuity announcement before the programme. When paying tribute, Forsyth revealed that Crowther had written to him just over 12 months previously, congratulating him on obtaining the job of presenting the "Price is Right", as it was relaunched on the evening of 4 September 1995. September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Price Is Right The Price Is Right in the UK has been hosted by Leslie Crowther, Bob Warman, Bruce Forsyth, and Joe Pasquale, plus Ant & Dec and Vernon Kay in the Gameshow Marathon specials. ... The Price Is Right The Price Is Right in the UK has been hosted by Leslie Crowther, Bob Warman, Bruce Forsyth and Joe Pasquale. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by
First Host
Host of The Price is Right UK
1984 - 1988
Succeeded by
Bob Warman

The Price Is Right The Price Is Right in the UK has been hosted by Leslie Crowther, Bob Warman, Bruce Forsyth and Joe Pasquale. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Warman is a British television presenter who worked for Yorkshire Television in the 1970s, but has spent his subsequent career at ATV and Central Television, mostly presenting regional news programmes. ...

External links

  • Leslie Crowther on the BBC guide to comedy
Preceded by
First Host
Host of Stars in their Eyes
1990-92
Succeeded by
Matthew Kelly

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Leslie Crowther - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
Leslie Crowther (born Nottingham, 6 February 1933 - Bristol, 29 September 1996) was an English comedian.
Crowther was almost killed in a car crash on the afternoon of 3 October 1992 on the M5 near Cheltenham, sustaining serious head injuries which effectively brought his TV and stage career to an end.
Crowther's injuries were so serious that he required brain surgery as two blood clots formed on his brain after the accident and left him in a coma for 17 days.
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